By Barbara Nickless
A younger lady is located brutally murdered, and the most suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq battle vet often called the blistered guy. yet railroad police designated Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, introduced in via the Denver significant Crimes unit to assist examine, cannot shake the sensation that higher forces are at the back of this obvious crime of passion.
In the depths of an icy iciness, Parnell and her K9 companion, Clyde―both haunted via their time in Iraq―descend into the underground international of a savage gang of rail riders. There, they discover a wide-reaching conspiracy and a chain of stunning crimes. Crimes that threaten every thing Parnell holds dear.
As the hunt for the reality places her at once within the course of the killer, Parnell needs to fight with a dangerous query: Can she struggle monsters with out changing into one herself?
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What Nik hadn’t said, although I knew he was thinking it, was that Tucker Rhodes was a coward for walking away from whatever help the military might offer. Counseling. Medications. Ways to mitigate the pain. Help that might have saved both him and Elise. Something obstinate rose in me. ” Nik gave me a steely stare. ” “No. If he did this, then he deserves whatever the law throws at him. I’m just saying there isn’t as much help to be had as people think. ” We’re all killers, Nik, I wanted to say.
His voice held a warning. ” He made a small noise that seemed to originate in his chest and swell through his throat. His eyelids lowered slowly over the blue irises and lifted just as slowly. As if he were moving from the first act of his life to whatever might lie beyond. “Wait,” he said. He got up, opened the cupboard over the refrigerator, and pulled out a bottle of Johnnie Walker. He poured a generous amount into his half-empty coffee cup. When he raised the bottle again, I hesitated only a moment before pushing my cup toward him.
I turned back, the familiar nausea in my gut. “Just this one thing, Nik. I’ll talk to the people at the camp. But we notify city police. And as soon as we have a lead, we step out, let them handle it. ” He nodded. ” But he was lying, and I knew it. Nik wouldn’t let this go. He’d track Tucker Rhodes to the ends of the earth. He’d hunt the boy down every rail line and road and dirt track until one of them finished it. CHAPTER 4 Why did I re-up? Because when I came home, I didn’t know how to be home.